Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland western Washington; Washington to California, eastward in the southern U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, wastelots, and disturbed open areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from South America
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Somewhat hairy, branched annual, 2-10 dm. tall.
Leaves numerous, hairy, dark green, narrow, up to 10 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, often slightly wrinkled or distorted.
Heads numerous in an open inflorescence, borne on the ends of branches; involucre 6-8 mm. high and 1 cm. wide, short-hairy, its bracts narrow and tapering; flowers white, disk flowers 10-20, ray flowers minute and shorter than the pappus.
Achene about one-half the length of the capillary pappus.